There is no shortage of guest star characters in the latest issue of Supergirl. Director Bones, Magog, Aquaman, and more. Perhaps that is why the story feels like a lot of scattered scenes, rather than a coherent tale.
Supergirl is walking a tightrope at the moment, doing its best to at least resemble the series on television, while at the same time forging its own path. This leads to Kara being both a high school student, as well as an intern at Catco.
The DEO are a major part of the plot of this book, but really come off as a much different agency, one that hearkens back to the way they have been portrayed in DC Comics, as opposed to the tv show. More of a threat than a back-up for the heroine.
The Danvers family, who are minor characters on the tv show at best, here are DEO agents assigned to Supergirl to create the illusion of a normal life. I really haven’t liked the pair of them since they were brought into Supergirl’s world, and when they get a lot of page time, as they do in this issue, I wonder why the writer feels they are worth the space.
This review sounds like I am completely slagging this book. I don’t mean to. I do like the art quite a bit. And the story is engaging me, to a degree at least.
But by trying to evoke the tv show, without going all the way and duplicating it, I think the series as a whole is being weakened.